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How do I relax with all the stress revolving around me?

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Last Updated: 07/07/2020 at 6:39pm
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June 26th, 2017 7:25pm
Make yourself a list of things you can do to relax yourself when you are feeling stressed. Things like taking a walk, deep breathing, writing, anything that you enjoy that can take your mind off of things for a bit.
November 26th, 2014 5:22am
The best way to relax with all the stress revolving around is to find a couple of hobbies that you genuinely like, or help you feel relaxed. It would helpful to incorporate these hobbies at least twice daily in your schedule. While you're performing this hobby, make sure to eat a healthy snack during/after, depending on which hobby. Sleeping on time every night will also make you feel refreshed each morning, diminishing half the stress each day!
November 26th, 2014 6:05am
Stress is not caused by what is going on around you, but by your reaction to it. If others around you are stressed, not the effect it's having on you. Remind yourself that their experience doesn't need to be your experience. If that is not enough, give yourself a "time out" from the stressful environment to calm and center yourself.
November 26th, 2014 6:14am
Sit by yourself and do nothing, not looking at a photo , not listening to music, not reminiscing for ten minutes every day. Giving yourself time to yourself can be so rewarding.
November 26th, 2014 10:25pm
Deep breathing exercises really help; breathing in slowly through your nose, then releasing slowly out of your mouth. Also take yourself out of the negative, stressful environment by going outside, or simply just by doing something you love like playing an instrument, or watching a movie.
December 6th, 2014 11:52am
Let's take school as example. I usually just drop all my schoolwork for a bit and sit down to realize school is just about 20% of my life. There's also friends, family, sports.. etc etc. Then I just do something I enjoy doing; like listening to music or drawing. When I'm feeling less stressed I pick up the work again and lots of the time the stress wasn't even necessary :). So just calm down, realize it's not everything and do something you enjoy! (Oh and go to sleep early some nights)
December 8th, 2014 7:04am
I totally recommend bubble baths, and long walks on the beach- Hot showers and tea, cuddle with your pets, and just relax.
December 22nd, 2014 5:26am
Always take time out of your day to be alone. It is the best time to reduce your stress levels while thinking about all of the different things going on in your life. Meditation can help slow down your thoughts so that you can work on them one by one instead of being overwhelmed.
January 8th, 2015 8:18am
You could do these things to relieve yourself from stress : Talk to a friend, or family member, or someone here at 7cupsoftea; meditate; exercise; take up a hobby; go on a solo trip; pick a book to read; join a new class; learn a new skill. Explore the world!!
May 1st, 2015 4:19pm
Breathe deeply. Stop working and breathe. Feel free to take a short walk- to the park, around the block, even just pacing in your room can help. Then continue, with music at your side.
May 10th, 2015 4:12am
Take a minute or two to relax and just breathe deeply. Take some time for yourself and do something that you love and enjoy to do. Taking yourself out of the stress even for a couple minutes can change your perspective of things and sometimes even help you solve the problem that is causing that stress. :)
May 22nd, 2015 3:58am
For every person it is different, we all face different challenges and different things may cause your stress. There are many solutions for solving stress and not every solution will work for everyone and every problem. My personal favorite way to relax with a lot of stress is to take a couple minutes and just pull myself out of a bad situation and try to think of things that make me happy. For example I like art so I might take a couple minutes and plan a day where I will go painting, for others they could listen to music that helps you relax or participate in other activities that make you happy and not feel as stressed. It is good to distract yourself with something you enjoy when you feel stressed.
June 12th, 2015 5:52pm
palying a instrument gives easy relaxation even a hot bath could do the work watching your fav. tv also works gyming is another idea
September 1st, 2015 10:59am
think as -- if u cant change by taking stress , then no point in taking stress, if u can change then there is no point in being stressed
December 14th, 2015 12:09pm
Stress relief varies wildly from person to person! I find a warm caffeine-free herbal tea helps, as the need to drink slowly helps to calm down your breathing and slow the heart rate. I might watch a TV show I can get involved with, such as a quiz show, so that my mind has to actively think about things other than what is annoying me!
March 1st, 2016 3:44am
Don't let the stress suck you in. It's about knowing when to say NO, and step out of it. Don't let your friends or family drag you into a messy situation. It's not fair, and it's okay to be selfish in that sense, sometimes, especially for your emotional well-being.
September 19th, 2017 3:24pm
Hit the gym or go for a quick jog, when I go to the gym, I focus on lifting, I live in the present, and I feel clearer after and thats when I focus on the problem. When I go for a jog, I let my mind wanders, and just keep on going, I accept stress (usually resulted from overwhelming thoughts)
February 25th, 2020 2:56pm
One on the best ways for me is to listen to relaxing music. The other way is to look outside my window, I live in nature, seeing nature waking up and looking how nature wakes up. When its to dark or cold, sitting by the open fire at home and taking care that it keep burning give not only temperature extra temperature in the room but also in my mind. Helping other here at 7cups also help em feel better. And as last cooking delicious recipes can also relax me, not at first as its stress to cook but when its ready, eating it is very rewarding.
June 8th, 2020 4:24am
I really like your question. I have had a habit of getting caught up in the stress around me and in the stress I’m creating in my mind. The actual definition of stress characterized as a persons reaction to a situation so what I find stressful may be completely different from what my mother for example would find stressful. What I have found is right now I have a friend who has chosen not to get angry or upset or distressed about what’s going on in the world right now. He chooses to only watch a small amount of news and he watches it from a factual station. The remainder of the time he focuses on enjoying his life and thinking positive. For me, I went through a period of getting very upset, And I found that when I felt really tense what helped me to relax in to put me in a more positive mood was to put on some dance music and dance around my house and to sing to the music! The key to relaxation is finding what works for you. From my friends they relax by watching television. For me I find television Noisy and stressful so I enjoy and get relaxation by talking out my feelings with my friends while were out for a walk in nature or by dancing and singing in my house to upbeat music or by doing stretches or following a YouTube relaxing yoga routine before bed with positive affirmations being spoken such as “I can handle anything that comes my way“ or“I am a strong person“. Are usually Google ways to relax and will give you a long list of things and I’ll just try different ones and see which one will work for me. I wish you luck in your search – you can do it! Writing into 7 cups may be relaxing to you if you find itHelpful to talk out your feelings with someone else.
July 7th, 2020 6:39pm
When there’s lots of stressful events going on around us it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Something that I find to be very helpful and important is taking the time to slow down amidst all the chaos. Taking time out of your day, maybe at a set time like when you wake up or go to bed, to give yourself a mental break can help so much. This can be breathing exercises or meditation, which help you quiet your mind and focus on your body. Or I find it helpful to journal, just to get all of my thoughts and worries out of my head. Even though a journal isn’t a person, dumping those concerns into it can relieve you of so much stress. Most importantly, remember to take a step back and look at the big picture. Remember to see the good things in your life outside of what’s stressing you out right now. ❤️